Only one primary building material comes from a renewable resource: wood. As it grows, it cleans the air and water and provides habitat, scenic beauty and opportunities for recreation. As part of a structure, wood’s natural insulating properties (many times higher than steel or concrete) reduce the energy required to heat and cool the structure for its lifetime. Wood is reusable, easily recycled, and 100% biodegradable. In addition to the great environmental benefits associated with wood, glulam timbers extend the available wood resource by using high grade material only where it is needed in the layup. Glulam technology also uses small dimension lumber to make large structural timbers, utilizing logs from 2nd and 3rd growth forests and timber plantations. As a “green” building material, structural glued laminated timber simply can’t be beat.